OKLAHOMA CITY – February 17, 2022 – United Way of Central Oklahoma received ARPA funds award that supports partnering agencies like the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, Inc., which have a physical presence in Oklahoma City.
The ARPA funds address the community’s ongoing needs in six categories: support public health response, address negative economic impacts, replace public sector revenue loss, premium pay for essential workers, water and sewer infrastructure, and broadband infrastructure.
Oklahoma City must submit an approved plan that includes support for organizations and projects that fit those categories. To meet fund requirements, accountability and overall expectations of Oklahoma City’s ARPA funding, these funds are only for use in Oklahoma City limits.
Established in 1946 as a 501(c) 3 organization, the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City’s mission is to assist African Americans, other minorities, and the poor to achieve social and economic equality. The Urban League supports more than 8,000 clients each year through advocacy, research, and
program services in five major areas: children and families; employment and training; affordable housing; entrepreneurship; and urban health.
The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City is an affiliate of the National Urban League and a United Way partner agency.